Progression in work under Universal Credit

A study out today by Resolution Foundation on in work conditionality in Universal Credit risks raising undue alarm among tax credit claimants. “@resfoundation: Study shows 1.2 million workers face threat to benefits under Universal Credit – our new press release … Continued

SSAC Report on Passported Benefits and Universal Credit

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) were asked by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide guiding principles for the department on how Passported Benefits (Free School Meals, Healthcare, Justice and Energy) could work with Universal Credit.  Policy … Continued

Cost of losing free school meals under Universal Credit

Losing Free School Meals can cost an awful lot more than just their monetary value. This table I produced for the Social Security Advisory Committee and the Department for Education shows that a family with three children losing free school meals worth £1,130 will need an increase in gross income of up to £4,700 to compensate.

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